Back In The Day: Review

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Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to go back. And in this raunchy comedy, Jim Owens does just that when he heads home for his high school reunion. In an attempt to relive the glory days with his boys and explore an old romance, he nearly destroys his hometown and friendships.

Let me talk a bit really quick on how I came about this film. I was casually looking through movie posters about a month ago and saw a red Solo cup so I instinctively clicked on it. I started to see who was in it and at that moment I had made up my mind that I had to see it. I think we all have those moments in life when you start to get older then you start to think about your past a lot and how much things have changed. Maybe even things that may have been left unfinished. That’s essentially Jim’s purpose of going back home. For this being Rosenbaum’s feature directorial debut I must admit that it is wildly entertaining. There were so many hilarious moments in the film but it’s the moments of truth and emotion in the film that are a welcome surprise. The message of the film is pretty clear from the get go and by the end you want to root for Jim so much but you can practically see the writing on the wall. Rosenbaum himself pulling double duty on the film as an actor/director is a task within itself and I often applaud people that can do such a thing and still put out a great film. Seeing him in Smallville over the years he’s proved that he can be dramatic and intense but after seeing this film you can tell that he feels a lot more comfortable with comedy. Baccarin is one of those actresses that causes you to smile when she appears on screen. She has this quality about her that is so endearing which makes her the perfect “Girl Next Door” type. She’s also extremely easy on the eyes which doesn’t hurt one bit. The remainder of the supporting cast were equally just as great and played off of each other so well. It really looked like it was just a film full of a bunch of friends just having a good time and making a movie. The soundtrack brought back so many memories and In the end the story itself is what kept me interested. Anybody could watch this film and relate to it so easily because everyone may have been or known someone that has been in a similar situation. The group of guys in the film remind me A LOT of my friends and I when we were younger in the way that we used to mess with each other so much and had very similar senses of humor. If you’re in the mood for a sweet, heartfelt movie wrapped in dick and fart jokes then you HAVE to see this.

Back In The Day is available NOW on Video On Demand and In Select Theaters Nationwide


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